Member Benefits

As a professional association wholly dedicated to supporting the firefighter community, IFA offers a number of programs to benefit our members. If you, or your Department, have any questions at all about any of our programs, please contact us.


The Illinois Firefighters Association has partnered with the SAVVIK Buying Group to provide discounts on firefighting equipment, clothing and accessories. SAVVIK also provides personal perks like vacation, restaurant and entertainment discounts for your members.

Watch this 60 second ad about the SAVVIK Buying Group - You Tube Video about SAVVIK



The Indemnity Fund

The IFA has an indemnity fund that pays $10 per day (up to $3000) for firefighters injured in the line of duty. For firefighters killed in the line of duty the payment is $3000. Departments must be members of the Indemnity Fund, current with dues to the IFA, and current with assessments to the Indemnity Fund to be covered. The Indemnity Fund is governed by strict by-laws that must be followed to the letter for proper coverage.

A Report of Accident must be filled out and sent by certified mail to the Office of the Secretary Treasurer and received by the IFA within 30 days of the accident. Failure to comply with those requirements deems the claim invalid.

Current Indemnity Fund Member Departments

Akron-Princeville Fire Prot. Dist. Fox River Grove Fire Dept. Monticello Fire Dept.
Amboy Fire Dept Frankfort Fire Prot. Dist. Mt. Morris Fire Prot. Dist.
Arthur Fire Dept. Galena Fire Dept. New Baden Fire Dept.
Astoria Fire & Rescue Dept. Garden Homes Fire Prot. Dist. Nokomis Fire Dept.
Atkinson Fire Dept. Gillespie Fire Dept. Normal Fire Dept.
Barry Fire Prot. Dist. Glen Carbon Fire Prot Dist Oak Lawn FD Club
Bartlett FPD Glen Ellyn Fire Dept. O'Fallon Fire Dept.
Bloomingdale FPD #1 Hartford Volunteer Fire Dept. Olive Fire Dept.
Bradley Fire Dept. Herrin Fire Dept. Paxton Fire Dept.
Bridgeview Fire Dept. Highland Fire Dept. Pekin Fire Dept.
Buckley Fire Dept. Hinckley Fire Dept. Philo Fire Prot. Dist.
Buda Fire Prot. Dist. Homer Fire & Rescue Ridge Farm Fire Dept.
Burbank Fire Dept. Hoopeston Fire Dept. Roanoke Fire Prot. Dist.
Burlington  Fire Dept. Joliet Fire Dept. Rochester Fire Prot Dist
Carlinville Fire Dept. Kenney Fire Prot. Dist. Rockton Fire Prot. Dist.
Carterville Fire Dept. Long Grove Fire Dept. Rosiclare Fire Dept.
Carthage Clipper Fire Dept Long Lake Fire Dept. Savanna Fire Dept.
Central Stickney FPD Lovington Fire Dept Schiller Park Fire Dept.
Charleston Fire Dept. Lynwood Fire & Rescue Silvis Fire Dept.
Chenoa Fire Dept. Macomb Fire Dept. South Chicago Heights FF Assoc.
Coffeen Fire Dept. Maple Park & Countryside Fire Dept. South Holland Fire Dept.
Colona Fire Dept. Marine Fire Dept. Staunton Fire Prot. Dist.
Crestwood Fire Dept. Maroa Fire Dept. Troy Fire Prot Dist
Dixon City Fire Dept. Marseilles Fire Dept. Tuscola Fire Dept.
El Paso FPD Mattoon Fire Dept. Valmeyer Fire Dept.
Evergreen Park Fire Dept. Medora Fire Dept. Venice Fire Dept.
Fairview Caseyville Twsp FPD Mendota Fire Dept. Western Springs Fire & Rescue
Flora Fire Dept. Mid Piatt Fire Prot. Dist. Westmont Fire Dept.
Forrest-Strawn Wing FPD Mitchell Fire Dept. Winfield Fire Prot. Dist.

Indemnity Fund By-Laws - Indemnity Fund By-Laws.pdf

A Report of Accident is available here - Report of Accident.

Report of Accident can be filed online - Online Report of Accident

Down & Dirty DVD Training Program

Down_and_Dirt_Training.JPGThe Illinois Firefighter’s Association in cooperation with the IFSI has produced a training series of DVDs that are sent free of charge to every fire department in the state of Illinois. If your department has not received the DVDs, they can be downloaded from the IFSI website in the Resource Center.

We recognize and fully support State certification as the standard for common fire fighting skills, but also realize that many firefighters are not able to complete a full certification program. This CD set is designed to augment your in-house training program. It is a supplement to and fully compatible with state certification, but it can also be used as a part of a stand-alone training program. Our hope is that this package will help firefighters do the work of protecting their communities more safely and effectively.


Down & Dirty Firefighting Weekend

Annual training conference in conjunction with the annual meeting of the IFA. Training is at the IFSI giving firefighters in the State of Illinois some of the finest training at very reasonable prices.


Grant Program

The Illinois Firefighter’s Association gives thousands of dollars in grants (maximum of $2000 per grant) each year to member departments and associations for training equipment. Due to diminishing funding, the grants will be on a shared (50/50) basis. Contact the IFA Secretary/Treasurer for further information.


California Casualty


California Casualty has been protecting American heroes since 1914 and endorsed by IFA since 2012. Their Auto and Home/Renters Insurance provides IFA members, like you, tailored coverage with rates and discounts you won’t find anywhere else. California Casualty’s policies offer exclusive features, such as:


·         Vehicle Vandalism and Collision Reduced Deductible

·         $500 Auto Personal Property Coverage

·         Monthly E-Z Pay Plan with Summer/Holiday Skip Options

·         Fallen Hero Survivor Benefit

·         Free Identity Theft Resolution Services


To obtain a free, no-obligation quote from the IFA endorsed auto and home insurance, provided by California Casualty, please call 866.680.5142 or visit our website here.


Motel 6 Discount for Members